18hp vangard

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Old 03-17-12, 09:53 PM
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18hp vangard

i have a brand new vangard with 1 hour on it that will not run. would run at first and then would only run with choke half closed and then run only fully closed and now it will just fire up and then die. have changed gas and added seafoam and stabil with the ethanol addditive. model numberr is 356447-0285-G1 need help please
 
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Old 03-18-12, 12:22 AM
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You'll need to open the carb and clean it.
 
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I agree. It sounds like a jet or passage in the carburetor is clogged. Give the carburetor a good cleaning and insure that you are using clean, fresh gasoline. If the gas is new and clean additives are not needed.

I would also inspect the fuel tank and lines the feed your engine. Insure that the inside of the fuel tank is clean. If the machine sat for a long time with fuel in it varnish may have formed in the fuel tank and inside of the fuel line. The vibration of running can cause flakes of the varnish to break free and clog the carb.
 
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i dis a total restore on this cub cadet 782 . i cleaned the fuel tank before i put it on. i can change the filter but it is brand new filter. do you think the warranty will cover the carb? and it looks like you would need special wreanch to get to carb. bolts. is there a download where i can go and get the sevice on these? would i have to take the carb apart or just take it off and clean it?
 
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Old 03-18-12, 10:43 AM
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No special tools required. Yes, the carb has to be taken apart. Not all to pieces, just opened up so you can clean the insides where the clog is. There are several youtube videos about carburetor cleaning to give you an idea of what you'll need to do.
 
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